The term dizziness is vague and is also known as disequilibrium, lightheadedness, rocking, swaying, spinning, motion sickness, nausea, vertigo and floating. Clarification of the behaviour of these symptoms (what brings them on, what makes them go away) along with how they all started (i.e. trauma (concussion or whiplash), idiopathic (no known cause), post viral) is very important if treatment is to be effective.
Facts about Dizziness
- Dizziness and balance problems account for 5-10% of physician visits and can affect up to 50% of adults and children.
- Dizziness is the number one reason people over 65 visit their family doctor.
- One in five people over 60 experience dizziness.
- Dizziness in the elderly is associated with falls, fear of falling and loss of independence. Falls are the sixth leading cause of death in people over 65.
This is a significant problem affecting all ages and given the demographics of the population of White Rock, something we are very interested in.
I look forward to joining the team at Diane Lee & Associates and bringing my clinical expertise in the treatment of patients with dizziness and vertigo to the White Rock/ South Surrey area. I also look forward to integrating vestibular rehabilitation with The Integrated Systems Model (Lee & Lee) to help you finding your primary driver for eliminating this disturbing symptom. For more information on dizziness & vertigo click here.
If you suffer from dizziness or vertigo come and see if we can help – ask for Tamarah when you call us at 604 538 8338.Tags: dizziness, vertigo